Marcel Daane is a renowned neuroscience and leadership researcher exploring the link between physical and mental wellness and their impact on leadership and performance capacity in individuals, teams, and organizations. Marcel talks about leadership energy, the three pillars of wisdom, and why physically fit leaders work 20% less than their non-fit counterparts.
Marcel is considered one of the world’s authorities in mind-body leadership, and the author of “Five Energies of Horrible Bosses and How Not To Become One.” He believes we need to constantly challenge the paradigm of normal management practices to keep evolving.
[2:45] Marcel grew up in a household that was in political exile because his mother was a political activist from South Africa.
[4:30] Marcel’s peers wanted bicycles for Christmas and Marcel, because of his upbringing, just wanted world peace. It was very hard to fit in.
[5:50] Marcel defines what mind/body leadership is.
[8:25] Marcel has three pillars of wisdom that he’s observed great leaders living by:
[11:00] Marcel shares the subtle difference between the feeling vs. sensing pillars.
[16:15] Physically fit leaders work 20% less than their non-fit counterparts. Marcel explains why.
[20:20] Marcel dives into the importance of keeping a high level of energy around others and the science behind the vibrations in our cells.
[22:50] Your negative leadership vibrations can actually affect your employee’s future children!
[25:40] Leaders must be aware of the type of energy they’re bringing into a room.
[29:15] We as people can lie, but the human body cannot. It is very clear how a leader is showing up in a conference room or meeting.
[32:15] You might feel like you bring positive energy into the room, but that energy could be interpreted by other people as aggressive, fearful, and more.
[35:55] Marcel shares how he discovered this field and what led him down this path of managing and maintaining positive energy.
[39:15] When you understand yourself, your energy is going in the right place.
[40:15] Listener challenge: Expand your thinking into the three pillars of wisdom. Allow yourself to feel. Don’t just live in the “knowing” headspace.